13. Integer (NYSE:ITGR): +53.8%
The giant medical device manufacturing contract manufacturer Integer appears to be delivering on the expanded capabilities that came from its 2015 creation, when Greatbatch merged with Lake Region Medical.
Third-quarter earnings beat analysts’ expectations. The Frisco, Texas–based company enjoyed profits of $13.7 million, up 19.5% year-over-year, with sales up 4.8% to $363.3 million.
Integer’s manufacturing expertise is vast, including micro machining, laser processing, injection molding, metal stamping, small diameter and multi-lumen plastic tubing, metal stamping and grinding, precious metal manufacturing, tube fabrication, wire coiling and more. Technical capabilities include metallurgy, catheters, guidewires, implantable pulse generators, batteries, software, battery packs, wireless charging, leads and robotics.
“Sheer size isn’t what makes a company. What we think we have is we have unrivaled capability. We can do something for everybody, because we can play in the full continuum,” CEO Joe Dziedzic told MDO earlier this year.